Halloween Vase Ideas: Easy DIY Makeovers

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Are you looking for some Halloween vase ideas? Do you have a bunch of vases on hand? If not, you can find some at your local craft store or Dollar Tree and make these Halloween crafts. Try these couple of repurposed ideas – ghost & pumpkin vases. Now let’s get started on some of these Halloween decoration ideas!

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Are you looking for some Halloween vase ideas? Try these couple of repurposed ideas - ghost & pumpkin vases.

Halloween Vase Ideas

If you have a ton of vases you might be asking the following questions:

  • What can I do with unused vases?
  • What else can you use a vase for?
  • How do you display a vase without flowers?
  • How do you decorate with empty vases?

We’re going to dive into several things you can make with those vases for Halloween!

Make a pumpkin out of a vase.

The pumpkin vase I painted with folk art acrylic paint on the inside. Orange for the body and brown for the stem. On the outside of the pumpkin I took some steel wire from the dollar store and added some green beads to it for the vine. I used a hot glue gun to adhere that plus a few leaves to the outside as embellishments.

I decided to keep mine outside and added solar lights to them.

Create a glowing ghost with a vase.

I spray-painted the 2 ghost vases with this spray. Once it’s dry – add permanent marker eyes to the ghosts.

I placed the frosted vase over top of the solar light like he was flying.

These will be great to greet guests for a Halloween party.

You could also use them to greet trick-or-treaters.

I love how he turned out.

More Halloween Vase Ideas

Do you want to make a Halloween ghost craft? 

I love the Halloween season and I am always looking for an easy DIY Halloween decoration idea that will add some Halloween fun to the season. DIY Halloween decorations really give me Halloween vibes. You can make these easy DIY ghosts by turning a regular vase into a glittery and glowing ghost. It is such a fun idea! You can find the full tutorial and video at Easy and Awesome Halloween Ghost Craft with Video

Make a Jack-O Lantern out of a vase

Jack-O Lantern – paint the vase with orange paint and then add a jack o lantern face to the outside with black acrylic paint. Or tip it upside down, and make a ghost! Just use the frosted glass paint for the body and some black paint for the eyes. You can find this tutorial at Bud Vase Pumpkins & Ghosts!

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Other vase creation ideas:

  • Place a light inside and some fake spider web, cheesecloth, or cotton. Hot glue a bunch of plastic spiders to the outside.
  • DIY skull vase – Coat the vase with white spray paint and draw on a face to look like skulls or Jack Skellinton
  • Candy Corn – Use three different colors of spray paint – yellow, orange, and white
  • Fill the bowl of the vase with a variety of different things to create a fun look. Ideas include feathers, mini pumpkins, candy corn, candy, colored water, faux flowers, gourds, etc. This would be great on the dining table for a Halloween dinner party. You can even add LED candlesticks or candles to the inside of the vase for added glow.

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What can I use instead of a vase?

You can get the same effect with a mason jar or the top of a lantern.

What can I do with unused vases?

Using a little spray paint, fabric, lace or googly eyes is a fun way to make your unused vases into a Halloween centerpiece.

Are you looking for some Halloween vase ideas? Try these couple of repurposed ideas - ghost & pumpkin vases.

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  1. So cute! Love the little ghost in the pot! Rustoleum spray paints are on sale at our Valu Home Store this week! (although I’m not sure if it includes the frosted.) I’d love to take a basket, painted orange, add some mums and put that little ghost right in front. I have too many DIY projects going right now that I have GOT to finish, but I just love this one.

    1. Thank you Linda 🙂 I love that you have a sale near you currently too! Like the basket idea with the ghost in front. Me too on the projects – I have a large pile…

  2. ps: I think I need to create a pinterst board just called Chas Creations! You have a fabulous imagination for fun little project that can make a difference!

    1. Linda you just made my morning, thank you for the nice comments and making me smile 🙂

  3. Any time. You know I told you that I don’t join many newsletter lists, but I truly love the things you do. Will I ever be able to do all of them – nope, but today, if the kids can handle being inside, we’re going to make the pumpkins with the solar light. I couldn’t find a terra cotta pot, but I did find Carve-able pumpkins at the dollar store. I can carve out the spot for the light and they can paint the rest plus add the leaves. I also got black roses because my 3 year old grandson is ‘into’ black. I’m hoping he won’t paint the whole pumpkin black if he can do the face and at the black rose to the top. The weather is pretty good this week so we may end up outside and make the pumpkin next week. We’ll see. You know how it is with kids, you have to catch them at the right time!

    1. Thank you again Linda – so sweet of you. I love the creative adaptation to the solar lights you’re doing with the kids. Please send me pictures, I’d love to see them!

  4. Such cuties! We end up with way too many glass vases around our house. I love the idea of turning them into seasonal decor! Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

    1. Thank you Leslie, I totally agree. I had so many and I decided I either needed to make them into something or donate them 🙂

  5. Some great ideas here. We love Halloween. Thanks for sharing at Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop, hope to see you on Monday for our next blog hop 🙂

  6. That’s a great idea to use the ghost vase as a cover for the solar light. I bet it looks great on Halloween night! Stopping by from the #HomeMattersParty linky.

  7. The ghosts are my favorite! So simple with the frosted paint. Thank you for sharing with us at Designing You!

    1. Thank you Trudy, and thanks for stopping by 🙂

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